Rally: Hyundai Motorsport confirms driver line-up for Rally Sweden

From press release

After entering two Hyundai i20 WRC cars for Rallye Monte-Carlo later this month, Hyundai Motorsport will switch to a three-car entry for Rally Sweden in February in order to raise its game in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

Belgian crew Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Spaniards Dani Sordo/Marc Martí will continue behind the wheel of the No. 7 and No. 8 Hyundai Shell World Rally Team cars respectively.

Hayden Paddon will take part in his first event of the year at Rally Sweden, driving the No. 20 Hyundai i20 WRC alongside compatriot co-driver John Kennard, as the Kiwi crew remain with the team this year in an expanded role.

Hyundai Motorsport carried out a preparatory test in Sweden in mid-December with Neuville and Sordo each driving two days in the Hyundai i20 WRC.

Paddon will test the car for one day during the week prior to the rally, with the Belgian and the Spaniard also getting some extra time in the Hyundai i20 WRC with a half-day test each.

WRC Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20 WRC. (Photo: Hyundai Motorsport)



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